Johnny Leary's Polka (1)

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X:1 T:John Brosnan's Polka T:Johnny Leary's Polka (1) B:An Pota Stóir: Set Dance Music of West Kerry R:polka N:John's source for this tune was Jer Collins, from N:the Knocknagoshel area (note on J.B.'s album) Z:Transcribed by Paul de Grae M:2/4 L:1/8 K:G GA/G/ ED|GB d2|ed BG|A/B/A/G/ ED| GA/G/ ED|GB d2|ed BA|G2 G2:|: d2 d^c/d/|ed BG|c2 cB/c/|ed Bc| d2 d^c/d/|ed BG|A/B/c BA|G2 G2:|]



JOHNNY LEARY'S (POLKA) [1]. AKA and see "Carroll's Polka," "John Brosnan's Polka (1)," "Mick Howard's." Irish, Polka. Ireland, West Kerry. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Named for west Kerry accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Gneevgullia, Kerry), although the title is one of convenience, as, is often the case with polkas, the same tune tended to be called after a localities significant musician(s). "Art O'Keeffe's Polka (1)" is a related tune.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Mac Amhlaoibh & Durham (An Pota Stóir: Ceol Seite Corca Duibne/The Set Dance Music of West Kerry), No. 29, p. 24 (appears as "Gan Ainm" {untitled}).

Recorded sources : - Globestyle Irish CDORBD 085, Jackie Daly - "The Rushy Mountain" (1994. Reissue of Topic recordings).




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